President Lungu to hold bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin

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President Edgar Lungu has arrived in South Africa for the ongoing 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit in Johannesburg.

Zanis reports that the plane carrying President Lungu touched down at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg at round 16:35 hours today.

The President was welcomed by South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Thoko Xasa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba and embassy officials.

He is accompanied by Minister at State House, Freedom Sikazwe and other officials.

This evening, President Lungu will hold bilateral talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Johannesburg on the sidelines of the ongoing BRICS summit.

Tomorrow, President Lungu will be among several African leaders that will attend the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit outreach dialogue session in Johannesburg.

The BRICS is a grouping of emerging economies and their summit is being held at the Sandton International Convention Centre.

The theme for this year’s BRICS summit is, ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution’.

Zambia has been invited to attend the 10th BRICS summit under the umbrella of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) together with other countries such as Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Gabon, Rwanda and Togo.

President Putin, India’s Narendra Modi, President of China Xi Jinping, President of Brazil Michel Temer and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa are attending as leaders of countries that make up the BRICS.

President Lungu is expected to return home tomorrow after winding up his engagements in Johannesburg.

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19 COMMENTS

    • Russian counterpart by name… in the context of Zambia as a collective bloc in SADC yes. What is Zambia in comparison to these nations? This is a joke… Vladimir Putin personal wealth could potentially match Zambia’s GDP…

      You jokers… ate counterpart?

      Uranium on sale…

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    • All very scary relationship , like Turkey, now Russia, next week it will be Syria.
      ba Edgar bashupa

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    • Vodka Lungu meeting Putin.

      I am sure he will bring back a case of Russia’s finest beverage.

      And I can assure you all, he will not bring back any MOU or any firm economic advantages.

      Another wasted trip, wasted tax money, wasted president, worst president ever.

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    • Bilateral yakuti. Putin wants to remind Lungu of the bribe he got for the nuclear deal.

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    • Most of you Zambians especially those living in the US are a big to shame. Just because US is not in good books with Russia and you want Zambia also to be in bad books with Russia. Shame on you.

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  1. ECL move on. Sata MHSRIP was being mocked by those crying out loud for failing to engage the outside world.

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  2. Eish ,Bwana Lungu loves to hang out with brutal dictators .He’s recently met with Tayip Erdogan ,Nguema Mbasogo,Omar Al Bashir and now Vladimir Putin + Museveni.

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    • They are viewed as dictators only because the united states demonizes them. The US has failed to expand their imperialism to these countries so it resorts to tarnishing their image in the world. do not be brain washed by the Americans, they are infact international dictators in world matters. dont watch too much CNN, watch algezeera and RT for real news.

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  3. From turkey to Russia, dictator to dictator, what will he learn from putin, nuclear weapons?

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    • Which is better? learn about nuclear weapons and nuclear energy science, or accept American imperialism, telling us how to run our own country, while they spy on us using drones from their embassy in ibex hill?

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    • He’s a brutal dictator about 30 of his critics and opponents have all mysteriously been killed.

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  4. My fellow Zambians dont be deceived by the Americans, even if putin and others practice some sort of dictatorship, it in our best interest that we still work with them because when they mean business, they are ready to honestly deliver in a win win for all. No mata how good American proposals for investments and for other relations might be, their ultimate goal is to have power and control over their host or partners through covert and other intelligence systems they have. The devil you know is better than the angel you dont know. Please Avoid CNN for news sources, that channel is meant to shape peoples mind into demonizing the eastern part of the world that is Russia, china, Iran, North korea, and Turkey. Thanks to Russia we still have a balance of powers intern brings peace.

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  5. the most powerful man on the planet vv Putin he’s countered American aggression especially with his support for Syrian president barshal al Assad Putin has re established Russia as a global power

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    • And we need more of such leaders, if we leave the US unchecked, the whole world will be overrun by their policies.

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  6. and HH has the nerve to call ECL a joker? HH is the biggest joker for dreaming that he talked to Trump..

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  7. Owners and CEO of CNN are all relatives that were with the Obama Administration and they all wanted lyin’ Hillary to win the Election.

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